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Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Canada
I look for beauty and truth in everything. It's not always there of course but I try to find it or make it happen. I love people who make me laugh.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Owl and the Pussycat

This coming weekend we will be exchanging our final Art Journals which have been in circulation for fourteen months. Here's a preview of my last entry for the person who chose 'Foreign Lands' as her theme. The earlier contributors had pretty much covered the globe by the time it was my turn so I decided to go outside the box by illustrating 'the land where the Bong Tree grows', from the Edward Lear tale of 'The Owl and the Pussycat'. This and many other of his nonsense rhymes were favourites of mine as a kid and must still keeps returning in my images.

I painted this cartoon of a pea-green boat for a previous art journal whose owner had chosen the colour green as her theme. As I found out later the poem was among her favourites when she was a child.

Artist's Trading Card: '...and they danced by the light of the moon'


Lynne said...

I love The Owl and the Pussycat ! You should really illustrate the entire English and French.
Beautiful work.

frannie said...

Thanks and merci for the suggestion. It has been done by many others including Lear and, my favourite, Stephane Jorische. But I appreciate your fan-dom.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Beautiful beautiful....I agree, illustrate the whole book!

frannie said...

Ah, such faith you have. Maybe someday...

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